i'm 24, but my friends call me granny. i live in south florida in a one bedroom apartment that is 50% clothes and shoes, 50% art supplies. by day, i treat patients at a psychiatric clinic. by night, i make stuff. lots & lots of stuff.
There is a Borders across the street from my house. It's perfect. I could take my homework there night after night. I could spend a Sunday afternoon curled up with a good book and a steaming latte. I've been known to blog from the cafe a time or two.
And now, my favorite neighborhood Borders is closing. Actually, this is the only neighborhood Borders. I'm sad! It was a cozy little hiding spot.
There is one good great thing about this store closing, and it's the fact that all of the fixtures and furniture was for sale. And I found the perfect table piece for my show display.
I've been looking for a 3D piece to display paintings. At shows, you usually only get a 6 ft table space to display everything, so it's really important to maximize the space as much as possible.
Oh, and how cute is Granny, the new spokesmodel for PLC? :)
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Indie Craft Bazaar on Sunday. It was SO fun, I made SO many new friends... and on a sidenote, I almost sold out of everything. :)
These shows are magical.
Now that I have a break for a few weeks from shows (my next one is November 6th...) I'll be taking a VERY limited amount of custom orders. Browse through my blog or my Sold orders here to get an idea of my style, but remember that I'm not afraid to break out of the box! I love custom order challenges.
I'll be spending the next few days updating my Etsy shop. It's been pretty empty for a while, due to my overwhelming schedule, so it's time to fill it up again. I have a TON of new product to list! :)
I've been waiting for today for a long time! I am so excited to participate in my first Indie Craft Bazaar. If you're local, you don't want to miss it!! Amazing art, lots of Etsy veterans, free gifts, prizes, vintage clothes and goodies, & cupcakes and a full bar! It's going to be a good day.
I've been working so hard to bring new products, bring back some favorite products, and generally make this show my best yet. I hope to see you there :)
It's been almost a week since I've last blogged, and I don't think I've vacated this space for that long a time since The Spring Break Hangover 2009.
I've missed you.
The main reason for my absence, I suppose, is that I had a show this weekend. Which brings me to my future apology of absences, as holiday time is quickly approaching. And all my fellow crafters know... that means work.
Holiday time means craft shows. And I'm booked almost every weekend. As of right now, here is where you can find me as a vendor: (stalker alert!)
- Boca Town Center Mall September 25 - 9am-9pm September 26 - 12pm-6pm
- Coral Square Mall October 2 - 9am-9pm October 3 - 12pm-6pm
- Indie Craft Bazaar, Ft. Lauderdale October 17 info here.
- Boynton Beach Mall November 6 - 9am-9pm November 7 - 12pm-6pm
I'm constantly adding events, so check back! If you're local, I would love to meet you!
And now... Amy's Five Great Reasons To Attend a PLC Show! ...or any craft show!!!
Five: I offer huge deals & discounts to my shoppers. This weekend I knocked 40% off all original art. Mention my blog for a free gift!
Four: I often have a ton of products you can't find on my blog or shop like these awesome agendas, bracelets, postcards, and holiday card packs!
Three: Meet some of the great people in cast of characters in my life! Here's my friend Melissa and one of my dad! Thanks for helping :)
Two: New art! I always spend hours/days/weeks creating new paintings and designs for a show (I'll share them on Etsy soon :)
ONE.... Come say hi!! I LOVE new friends, especially blog readers! Mention that you're a reader for a free gift :)
I thought it would be fun to share some of my craft show photos. I always love seeing the way artists display their work at shows, especially the table set-ups. So this is the way I set up my extravagant delight.
I adore questions and suggestions...
Some advice I have on setting up your front:
group similar items together
be visually inspiring
have a small price list handy. people don't like asking for prices and may walk away from your table if they aren't sure.
reflect your brand. creating a brand is equally important for your online store and your real-life store front or craft show front. When people see my table, they recognize me as bright colors, graphic lines, pretty designs, emphatic black handwriting, and always a smiling face.
I hope you enjoyed these tips! Please feel free to share some of your own.